A wartime log: diary of Roger Kirk Hayes Johnson (Sub-lieutenant), R.N.V.R., Germany, 1944 to 1945

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Creator Johnson, Roger (Roger Kirk H.)
Title A wartime log: diary of Roger Kirk Hayes Johnson (Sub-lieutenant), R.N.V.R., Germany, 1944 to 1945
Open Access Status Other
Date 1944
Year available 2014
Type text/pdf
Language eng
Rights The material is made available on the public internet pursuant to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Diary belonging to Roger K. H. Johnson (Sub-lieutenant (A)), R.N.V.R. who became a German prisoner of war on 23 July 1944. He was imprisioned in Stalag Luft III, Germany. The diary contains detailed entries of events after capture, correspondance, hand drawn maps, impressions of being a POW, details of the progress of the war, bridge games, hand drawn illustrations, theatre entertainment in camp, clipping from newspapers, menus and recipes. The diary was found by a Sub-lieutenant Johnson's son.

Roger Kirk Hayes Johnson (1922–1991), architect, planner, and educator, was born on 28 December 1922 at Whitehaven, England, one of two sons of William Henry Johnson, mining engineer, and his wife Mary Stewart Sharpe, née Hayes.  He served as a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (1942-46). He was flying an Avenger with the 855 Squadron on 23 July 1944 when he was shot down off Dieppe. Rescued by a German submarine he remained a prisoner of war in Germany until 20 May 1945 when the Russians released him. (Information from Susan Boden, 'Johnson, Roger Kirk (1922–1991)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/johnson-roger-kirk-16265/text28201, published online 2014, accessed online 29 March 2016.)

Keyword Second World War, 1939-1945
Prisoner of war
Stalag Luft III, Germany
Johnson, Roger (Roger Kirk H.)
Great Britain. Royal Naval Reserve
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British
Soldiers -- England -- Diaries
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Document type: Manuscript
Collection: UQ Library - Digitised Materials - open access
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